Ryan composed and recorded an original music score for this short film released on Neil deGrasse Tyson‘s Facebook page, as well as StarTalk Radio‘s YouTube channel. In the video, Tyson speaks about the fundamental importance of science to the United States and human civilization at large; he also advocates for science to be neither ignored nor politicized. Here’s what he typed when debuting the video on his Facebook page:
“Dear Facebook Universe
I offer this four-minute video on “Science in America” containing what may be the most important words I have ever spoken.
As always, but especially these days, keep looking up.
—Neil deGrasse Tyson”
Ryan’s music for the film opens with a string ensemble, pipe organ, and upright piano, then evolves into a sequence of cues that add sub bass, low brass, cellos, flutes, taiko drum, and a reversed Rhodes piano. The video was produced by Tom Mason and Sarah Klein at Redglass Pictures, and has been viewed more than 40 million times on Facebook. SOUNDTRACK NOW AVAILABLE on iTunes.